The Chesterton Art Center will host Trent Albert and his photography in an exhibit titled, “Places and Peoples, Here and There” during the month of February. The exhibit will kick off with an Opening Reception on Sunday, February 4 from 2-4. This event is free and open to the public.
Trent has recently returned from a life-changing trip to Sierra Leone where he traveled with a group of 15 Indiana United Methodists in support of Operation Classroom and their new initiatives at the Taiama Enterprise Academy in Sierra Leone. The travelers consisted of 4 Methodist pastors, 3 retired educators, 2 retired nurses, a nurse, an electrician, an automotive specialist, an Operation Classroom administrator, a returning Sierra Leonean, and Albert, the photographer. They traveled from Indianapolis to Freetown, Sierra Leone and eventually to Taiama to transform a secondary school. The school was modified to focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math) with the support of the local paramount chiefs.
Albert’s goal was to capture the ambition and spirit of the people of Sierra Leone in order to bring compassion to an area in need. Operation Classroom will utilize the photo’s to promote the project and organization. More information about Operation Classroom can be found at operationclassroom.org.
Trent will include not only images from his Sierra Leone trip, but also from Nepal (where he traveled with the See Change Foundation), and Guatemala (where he traveled in support of Mission Guatemala). The Indiana Dunes and other local treasures will be included in the exhibit.
The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. The hours are 11-4 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays. For any questions about this or other upcoming exhibits, feel free to contact the Art Center at 219-926-4711.Register Today!